Thursday, April 25, 2013
The first time I met with my personal trainer I told him "I don't run."
Apparently the healthy living community is a very infectious group. Between reading about Sparkers who love to run and watching people at the gym eating up miles on the treadmills, this niggling desire began to grow.
Enter C25K. I loaded a week one podcast on my mp3 player. I met with my trainer yesterday and we discussed the program in general, speed, frequency, etc. And today I started!
Disclaimer: I look nothing like that. I'm wiggly and jiggly and lumbering. I need a sports bra for my butt. My thighs slap together, and the fat on my inner knees bounces merrily along. Luckily my Moving Comfort bra keeps everything up top strapped down, or I may have injured someone.
Details for posterity...incline 1.0. Warm up at 3.3 mph. "Running" interval at 4.5 mph, recovery at 3.0.
I made it through 3 intervals! While part of me finds that disappointing, for the most part I consider it a victory. I ran for 3 minutes today. Sure it was a slow run, and it wasn't all at once, but it's more than I've run since childhood.
It may take me a month to complete "Week One", but provided my knees don't rebel I'm gonna get there. I've caught the bug.
I blame all you crazy people!